Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas put together an outstanding day for his fantasy owners in a 51-48 win over the the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. Thomas caught nine passes for 122 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns in the victory.
Fantasy impact: With his beastly performance against the Cowboys, Thomas now has 27 catches for 359 receiving yards and six touchdowns on the season. He was one of the players drafted by fantasy owners prior to the season that maybe slipped down to the middle rounds because nobody knew what he could do.
Safe to say that fantasy owners who took a chance on Thomas and relied on him connecting with quarterback Peyton Manning on a regular basis have cashed in mightily this season. He's big, fast and strong. Manning obviously trusts his route running ability as he's targeted frequently in the passing game.
Though experts didn't exactly peg the Broncos is going undefeated this season, it doesn't look like anybody can stop their offense and that only bodes well for Thomas. Going into Week 6, the Broncos face the Jacksonville Jaguars, widely regarded as the worst team in the NFL, Thomas should have an absolute field day and outstanding fantasy numbers by half time. Given that scenario, fantasy owners should do everything they can to make sure he is in the lineup.